Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Setting Up a New Windows 7 Box

Here's my list of things to do with a new windows 7 box in 2016: 
 
Set Preferences
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Right-click RecycleBin, select "Properties" and uncheck "Display delete confirmation dialog" box
In the task bar, right-click select properties and set "Taskbar buttons:" to be "Always Combine"
Add environmental variable "HOME" and set to C:\home\mfincher so emacs can find me
Add C:\home\mfincher\bin to environmental variable "Path"
Create C:\tmp so ange-ftp can work.
Turn off error reporting, "My Computer"/Properties/Advanced system settings/Advanced/Startup and Recovery/Settings/System failure, set "Write debugging information" to "(none)"


Install Utility Programs
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Install Emacs and a
Install spell (https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AspellWindows)
ssh 
Install SoapUI from https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release.html
Install Chrome and Firefox, set up sync in Firefox to get old bookmarks and addins
Install Launchy from https://sourceforge.net/projects/launchy/files/
Install AutoHotKey from https://autohotkey.com/download/
Install ConEmu from https://sourceforge.net/projects/conemu/
Install PostMan inside Chrome
Install Notepad++ from https://notepad-plus-plus.org
Install Mouse drivers
Install pdf reader sumatra - http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/download.html
Install Paint.Net http://www.getpaint.net/download.html
Install Mezer Tools https://www.bayden.com/mezer/ Windows-s for capture Windows-c for calipers 
Install 7-zip for zip/tar files from http://www.7-zip.org/
Install Process Explorer  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals
Install cygwin, add c:\cygwin64\bin to "Path" environmental variable so emacs can see "gzip"
        or unxutils from https://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/ 
Install SourceTree for git repos - https://www.atlassian.com/software/sourcetree 
 
 
Install Microsoft Programs
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Set powershell to use unsigned scripts: add  "set-executionpolicy remotesigned" 
Install SQL Server and Red Gate's SQL Search
Install Visual Studio and ReSharper
Install "Remote Desktop Connection Manager" from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44989 
 
Copy Files From Old Computer
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Copy My Documents, My Pictures, c:\home, c:\opt
copy over all the old databases
Copy over inetpub directories
Copy over old Microsoft Mail archives, *.pst files
Copy root directory of Perforce files, C:\workfiles
Copy the old %AppData%\Launchy\Luanchy.ini config file over to new machine 
Copy Themes from %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes C:\Users\fincherm\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
 

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